Our Social Impact


​​​​​​​Social responsibility is important to us, so we've created our Northbridge Cares program to help us support, educate, and encourage Canadian youth to reach their full potential. We do this by supporting our key charitable partners, causes close to our employees' hearts, and our customers' charitable endeavors. 

TEAMING UP TO DO GOOD

Community Impact
​​​​​​​Project
Employees nominate their preferred charity and colleagues cast their votes to help great causes win $5,000 each.
Employee Donation
​​​​​​​Matching
In 2022, we matched 221 donations
from employees, resulting in donations
​​​​​​​of over $37,000.
Broker and Customer
​​​​​​​Donation Matching
We double the impact of our partners' contributions. In 2022, we matched over $118,000 in donations.
Employee Volunteer Grants
When an employee volunteers over 40 hours of their spare time, we donate $500 to that organization.
Team Volunteer Days
Our employees get a day off to participate as a team and contribute their time to a cause in their community.
Fundraising Sponsorship
We cover our employees' registration fees - and our teams participate in several fundraising campaigns each year.

OUR NATIONAL CHARITABLE PARTNERS

We're proud to support our six national charitable partners whose mandates align with our focus. Together, our goal is to make a real difference in the lives of youth in our communities.
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Jack.org is a charity that supports youth mental health by training and empowering young leaders across the nation through conversation, camaraderie, and community-building. By enabling young people to guide the discussion, jack.org has created a unique peer-focused network that better connects with fellow young Canadians.

We proudly support the 160 jack chapters across Canada who work hard to help ensure youth can ask for and offer help more freely.
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Pathways to Education focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program helps youth in low-income communities by providing them resources and a network of support to graduate from high school and build the foundation for a successful future.

We provide paid internship opportunities to Pathways alumni through our Pathways Internship and Pathways Scholarship programs that help cultivate valuable skills in a workplace setting and establish a network of professional contacts. 
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SickKids is among the world's leaders in conducting cutting-edge research, and providing complex and specialized healthcare for children. 

We're committed to supporting their research by funding endowments in support of a Chair in Pediatric Research, a Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the Fellowhip in Leukemia Research, and the new Catalyst Scholar for Healthy Active Kids to combat childhood obesity in Canada. 
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ThriveYouth (formerly DAREarts) focuses on art-based learning experiences to help marginalized children and youth find their potential and become leaders. 

We're ThriveYouth's Champion Partner and support a variety of initiatives, such as All the Arts, First Roots, and Youth Leadership Institute. We've had an executive board presence with them for the past 25 years.
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Tree Canada is dedicated to the planting and maintenance of urban and rural trees across the country. They help grow Canada's tree canopy through research, engagement efforts and grants to communities and schools.

Through Tree Canada, we help restore green spaces in our community. We support Operation ReLeaf to help communities after natural disasters. We also support the greening of five schools across Canada every year. 
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United Way focuses on moving people from poverty to possibility, helping kids reach their potential by providing educational, recreational, family and guidance support, and building strong and healthy communities.

We've teamed up with United Way to support three marginalized youth-driven organizations. Delta Family Resource Centre, Umoja Operation Compassion Society of British Columbia, and Boys & Girls Clubs - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton Area.

WE COME TOGETHER TO GIVE TOGETHER

Each year, Northbridge Financial employees coordinate their efforts to raise money and awareness for our six core charitable partners. We also expand our roster of supported charities when we identify an important need of the hour. In 2022, we supported four such organizations:
Check out our Embracing Diversity page for more information about how we support Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Northbridge Financial. 

GIVING IS IN OUR DNA AS A FAIRFAX COMPANY

We are 100% Canadian and owned by Fairfax, which was founded in 1985. Fairfax's history of giving back is consistent - and doing good is an important part of the culture of each of its subsidiaries.
1-2% of Fairfax's pre-tax earnings go to charitable causes. 
Fairfax's annual donations have gone up ~130x since the start of its donations program.
Fairfax has donated over $239 million
​​​​​​​since 1991.